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Call For


Film ,
submitted by
Fred Cavair Robinson

Writers, Producers, and Performing Artists

safespace/Forum is seeking Writers, Producers, and Performing Artists to contribute to an ongoing magazine-style variety show that focuses on Chicago based culture and entertainment.


Safe Space* is a term coined during the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s-1970s as a means of providing a creative physical space in which to occupy and express marginalized voices.

*Zorach, Rebecca. Art for People’s Sake: Artists and Community in Black Chicago, 1965-1975. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2019, p. 37.

safespace/Forum is a production company telling community stories through events, performances, and content that reflect the values of the Black Arts movement:

  • claiming spaces for interaction within the community for performance, exhibition, and gathering
  • depicting community members in art
  • giving voices to community concern

Who You Are

Writer – You create dialogue, articles, scenes, prose, poetry, rhymes, flow- words of any kind, and are interested in contributing your written works for exhibition in video and print.

Producer – You are passionate about bringing together creative resources and people to tell stories, present information, and/or create a vibe.

Performing Artist – You perform original works and feel comfortable performing amongst a live audience and in a studio environment as talent.


To submit to either of these roles visit the link below. There is no cost to submit.

Selection Process

Selected contributors will be contacted mid-late May 2024 to schedule Studio time at CanTV 

1309 S Wood st 

Chicago, IL 60608


Selected contributors will receive a stipend towards transportation, equity split distribution revenue, and footage of documented performances.


Contact Fred at

Deadline: 05.30.2024
Name: Fred Robinson
Address: Chicago, IL
Phone: 7085466694